Defining Safety

A comment to a blog recently by Kevin Jones stated: ‘……issues that OHS usually does not engage with, such as staff resourcing, production timelines, lack of appropriate training and knowledge and more. How can the OHS profession affect changes in these areas? Should we become social activists on (non-OHS-related) matters?’ What an interesting way to …

Safety Should NOT Be About Safety

One of our most popular articles in 2014 in terms of the number of comments. We recently asked “What is Safety”? and got quite a mixed response but I think this article by Dr Rob just about nails it!  Safety Should NOT Be About Safety “if your world is just about safety, then your world …

Can Safety Be Defined as “Reliability”?

Some time ago we asked the question “What Is Safety”.  We didn't find a real definition - probably because there isn't one. We had more success in answering the question: “What Isn’t Safety” (“If safety is just zero harm then love must just be zero hate”) Karl Weick says of reliability: “People aren’t used to …

What ISN’T Safety?

What ISN’T Safety? If you think safety is zero harm then is love just zero hate? There is quite an active discussion happening on a LinkedIn Forum (The Safety EHS OHS Group) at the moment in response to the question “What is Safety...define safety in only 2 words”. SEE IT HERE.  You will see that …